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On the Cutting Edge of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act: 2019 Legislative Changes and Updates
Category: Legislative Updates, Litigation
As is the case seemingly anytime that the General Assembly is called to session, this year they made some notable changes to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Several of those changes went into effect last month, and it would be worthwhile for bodies subject to FOIA to brush up on the new…
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Solar Panels/Rates: Federal Judicial Challenge Filed Alleging PURPA Violation by New Mexico Utility
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Several New Mexico citizens and a non-profit organization filed a Complaint for Declaratory and Equitable Relief (“Complaint”) in the United District Court for the District of New Mexico against the City of Farmington, New Mexico, D/B/A Farmington Electric Utility System (“System”) alleging a: . …
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Safe Drinking Water Act Enforcement: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Goshen, New York Facility Enter into Consent Agreement and Final Order
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and Hearthstone Manner (“HM”) entered into a July 19th Consent Agreement and Final Order (“CAFO”) addressing alleged violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act (“SDWA”). See Docket No. SDWA-02-2019-8402. HM is stated to have a service line…
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Arkansas Oil Marketers Association Environmental Workshop: Little Rock, Arkansas/August 29th - REMINDER
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Oil Marketers Association (“AOMA”) has announced the date for its Annual Environmental Workshop (“Workshop”). The Workshop will be held on August 29th in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Workshop addresses a variety of environmental issues associated with the utilization, storage…
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Regional Role in Reducing the NPDES Rate of Significant Noncompliance: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Guidance Memorandum
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Susan Parker Bodine, Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, transmitted a July 12th memorandum to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Regional Administrators titled: Regional Role in Reducing the NPDES Rate of Significant Noncompliance…
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